About The Project
Progress Towards Healthy Ageing in Europe is a two year project funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS).
We support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment, social affairs and equal opportunites area and contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 strategy goals.
The primary objective of health policies directed towards older persons must be to promote the attainment and maintenance of ‘healthy’ and ‘successful’ ageing in advanced years. The emphasis should be on people-centred health maintenance and improvement through promotion of a positive approach to health and healthy lifestyles, in addition to the traditional goals of disease prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The challenge is to understand and promote those factors that keep people healthy, with a focus on both personal and external resources.
Suffolk County Council leads partners from five European nations in identifying innovative ways to promote active and healthy lifestyles. Each project has a particular focus on targeting 45-68 year olds through workplace interventions rather than traditional health-related settings.
You can find out more about our partners and their regional work on Our Partners page.
Our partnership is part of a wider policy drive on healthy and active ageing across Europe.
2012 was the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations .You can find out more about this exciting area of work by following the link to their website.
As part of European Union efforts to drive forward innovation in this area the European Commission has established the European Innovation Partnership on Healthy and Active Ageing.